Frequently asked questions
Q: What is VOOM/Medical Mission Objective:
A: VOOM Foundation has two primary mission objectives. 1) to train and educate 2) to serve indigent patients. As a medical professional you will work directly with the local staff transferring skills needed to raise the standards of care within your perspective area of care.
Q: Do I have to be a medical professional to volunteer?
A: No, but you will have to visit with the executive director Shawn Andaya-Pulliam at email@example.com to discuss how you will serve.
Q: Security in Nigeria
A: The VOOM Foundation volunteer team will be provided 24-hour security during mission activities.
Q: Financial Obligations
A: VOOM Foundation asks that their team members pay or raise funds for their airline ticket and entry VISA to Nigeira. VOOM Foundation provides hotel, food and local transportation. Voom Foundation has a fundraising tool on our website making it easy for team members to raise funds. Here are some current campaigns: http://www.voomfoundation.org/current-campaigns.html). If you are in need of financial assistance please contact Shawn at 979.229.3532.
Q: Can I attend only one week of the mission:
A: Two weeks are strongly encouraged by our team but one week is possible and will have to be discussed and approved with by our medical missions director. You will have to travel in and out of the country with the team. Teams depart on Thursday's and return the following Sunday. Please discuss with executive director asap/Shawn at 979-229-3532.